away from westminster with a speech in dudley in the west midlands. the pm said now was the time to be "ambitious" about the uk's future and pledged to "build, build, build" to soften the economic impact of coronavirus. infrastructure projects in england would be "accelerated" with announcements on schools, roads, and broadband, and he confirmed a £12 billion affordable homes programme. back in the commons a conservative, sir geoffrey clifton—brown saw an opportunity to make sure those new properties were fit for the future. he wants all new homes to be have full fibre fast broadband, to be well insulated and energy efficient, and to have facilities for charging electric cars. the government is ready to build, but we must ensure in the urgency to deliver that we do not compromise on quality of these homes. as the public accounts committee reported last year in the planning and broken housing market report, the standard of many new developments does not reach acceptable levels. all...
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